By Wendy Hildreth (with apologies to William Shakespeare) Two actors, both attired in festive garb In fair Colchester where we lay our scene. From silly songs to spoken witty barb Where bingo cards were filled or rather lean. From forth the lively lips of these two stars Came lines from famous Christmas songs and… Read More Boogaloo Stu and Lorraine Bowen in Much Ado About Crimbo – 19/12/18 – Review
What an evening! A triple bill of alternative folk music to enjoy. The Dyr Sister (aka Sally Currie) opened this triple bill with her techno-folk numbers. First surprise was that she plays a viola instead of the usual folk fiddle and has a voice reminiscent of Kate Bush. She incorporated an eclectic mix of looped… Read More Free Folk in Brexit Britain with The Dead Rat Orchestra, Sutari & The Dyr Sister – 10/07/18 – Review
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The latest podcast is finally here… this time we’re discussing the finer points of Wednesdays, nibbles and beards… LISTEN HERE! With thanks to Wendy Hildreth and “The Anchor”.
Wendy Hildreth reviews a recent Wonderful Wednesdays performance… Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine: Martin Figura A mathematical catastrophe occurs when a small change to the input results in a large change to the output. This was the concept behind Martin Figura’s show. The set as we walked in was a large screen centre stage, with a… Read More Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine – 28/03/18 – Review
‘Space’ are an indie band whom originated from Liverpool, which was formed initially in 1993 as a trio of Tommy Scott, Jamie Murphy and Andy Parle, Franny Griffiths joined the line-up a year later. The band peaked mid 1990s and released charting singles such as ‘female of the species’ and ‘neighbourhood’, plus many more, before… Read More Space – 17/02/18 – Review
Punters attending our Wonderful Wednesdays performance evenings might have noticed our man with a tape recorder (and sometime Anthony Roberts impersonator) Charlie Davison, usually butting into your conversation to get your opinion on the show you’ve just seen. Here are the first fruits of his 2018 labours – thanks to those who stopped by to… Read More Tom Gill – Growing Pains: A Vox-Pop
We could have called a “snow day” but that’s not our style. We do our best to Carry On regardless. However, when the Two Anthonys (Roberts and Clavane) were here at Colchester Arts Centre at the same time we thought it was the perfect opportunity to record our first podcast of 2018. Listen in for… Read More Snow Day? Nope. Let’s make a podcast! – Colchester Arts Centre – 01/03/18
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” So said Nicholas Chamfort, and we certainly got our dose of this on Wednesday. A capacity audience turned out for a show with such an intriguing title. I was curious to see how philosophy and comedy could be combined and Rob Newman showed us brilliantly that this… Read More Rob Newman: A Total Eclipse of Descartes – 21/02/17 – Review
We felt a bit frazzled by the time we got to Colchester Arts Centre to see the show: jostling with crowds of people around Colchester all trying to find the perfect Christmas gift can make anyone feel a bit grumpy. But Goblin Theatre’s Peter and the Wolf was the perfect antidote. With its gentle humour… Read More Goblin’s Peter and The Wolf – 21/12/17 – Review